Yesterday I stayed inside with a very sick pup while E and his dad made major progress on the bug outside. By the end of the day, we were able to take it for a ride, and the brakes work! Still a little nervous about driving in traffic or on the highway, though. But, while they were working, I was productive, too:
I used to drool over the racks of cute aprons like these in Japan and wish they were skirts I could actually wear out. After seeing others' enthusiasm for aprons, like at tie one on, I bought one for myself at an estate sale. I enjoy wearing it so much that I decided to make another. I love how heavy the linen nautical print is. It came from superbuzzy a while back. I modeled the pocket, with the parallel stitches, after an old cargo skirt.
I saw these flower kits a while ago, maybe in a magazine, and filed the idea away for the right occasion. These are headed to my good friend in Chicago for Valentines Day. Last March, we made a ton of crepe paper flowers for her wedding, so I think she'll like them. Since I was little, I've always fantasized about living in a stationery or art supplies store, and Paper Source sells all the things I would want to have in my store/house. Did you see the Martha Stewart wedding episode where the bride loved all things paper? Her dress was even crinkled like paper. They made the most life-like flowers from vintage crepe paper. These and these paper flowers, also from Martha, look pretty cool, too.